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Initivm

by WOLF COUNSEL

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    LIMITED Digipak CD with 8-page booklet. Price includes shipping. Mixed and mastered by Shauny Cads at Last Light Recordings, Dublin, Ireland, February 2022. Cover artwork by Roberto Toderico (www.facebook.com/todericoart). Running Time approx. 56 minutes TRACK LIST: 1. Healer 2. Torchbearer 3. Ruins 4. Aeons 5. The Old Ways 6. Initivm 7. Raven Dawn 8. On Stranger Shores 9. Farewell - IMPORTANT: Digipak CDs will be shipped from the Republic of Ireland (European Union). Please note that additional customs duties & taxes may be charged by your local customs authorities when ordering from outside of the European Union.

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1.
Healer 07:02
Cast out by those who fear her wisdom Made a pariah with no cause She knows the land and all its’ bounties And lives at one with nature’s laws Listen and hear the ancient call Those who seek to know to find Humanity will be its’ own downfall If we can’t see through the healer’s eyes Vile men keep her in chains of bondage To keep her knowledge from the world They consume all she has to offer And offer nothing in return Her banishment won’t be forever At one point vile men cease to be But there will always be the healer To nurture, to create, to heal Listen and hear the ancient call Those who seek to know to find Humanity will be its’ own downfall If we can’t see through the healer’s eyes If we can’t see through the healer’s eyes If we can’t see through the healer’s eyes
2.
Torchbearer 05:56
Shrouded in shadow Consumed by grief Fevered wailing for a life too brief One figure steps forward And ignites a flame One by one others follow To do the same Heads bowed in mourning They approach the hill and the pyre where many before them have lain all gathered waiting for the call loud and shrill Ignite the flame Torchbearer With fire raised Torchbearer Set the pyre ablaze Torchbearer Don’t turn away Torchbearer Ignite the flame Embers are dying And ash paints the air Each flame flickers out Til’ there’s just one left there Alone on the hill In the cold and the rain Steadfast in his duty The torchbearer remains Heads bowed in mourning They approach the hill and the pyre where many before them have lain all gathered waiting for the call loud and shrill Ignite the flame Torchbearer With fire raised Torchbearer Set the pyre ablaze Torchbearer Don’t turn away Torchbearer Ignite the flame Heads bowed in mourning They approach the hill and the pyre where many before them have lain all gathered waiting for the call loud and shrill Ignite the flame Torchbearer With fire raised Torchbearer Set the pyre ablaze Torchbearer Don’t turn away Torchbearer Ignite the flame
3.
Ruins 06:15
Roofs are fallen walls are torn Skilled ancient work of the highborn The work of giants in decay Undermined by old age As these ruins fall quiet whispers leave the walls They tell of tales of long ago From steel and blood on ice and snow Ravaged might by winds and time Fate broke the mighty in their prime One reign came and many gone Non persisted through the years to come As these ruins fall quiet whispers leave the walls They tell of tales of long ago From steel and blood on ice and snow Into darkness all shall decay Nothing will remain the same Through raging winds and weeping skies As ruins sit in the solitude of time The ruin has fallen to the ground broken into a thousand mounds where at one time many a warrior stood proud banners held high Spires reaching for the sky until fate changed the rules far and wide Left are the perished and slain When death took all the men away What once was now is gone The end will come for everyone Like ruins through the mists of time Life as we know will vanish from the light
4.
Aeons 06:53
Time is a construct To measure one’s own decay But we’d sooner ignore it And look the other way The sands of time Slip through our hands Faded memories Lost in the night We misunderstand Finally free To ignore is to be blissful Forget everything we’ve learned Continue on our sordid path And to the earth return The sands of time Slip through our hands Faded memories Lost in the night We misunderstand Finally free The sands of time Slip through our hands Faded memories Lost in the night We misunderstand Finally free
5.
The Old Ways 05:28
The holy men came over the seas Their sole purpose to bring us to our knees With empty words and disdain To replace the roots that sustained us With the blight of their misfounded faith Winds wail and flames be free To scatter the ash of their lies To the unyielding rage of the sea Your new god Holds no power over me For mine are the old ways And your ways are true blasphemy Your arrogance to think you hold The ability to bend nature’s will To that of your own You call us beasts but make trinkets of ancient trees Only a weak minded fool would choose to live life on his knees Winds wail and flames be free To scatter the ash of their lies To the unyielding rage of the sea Your new god Holds no power over me For mine are the old ways And your ways are true blasphemy Winds wail and flames be free To scatter the ash of their lies To the unyielding rage of the sea Your new god Holds no power over me For mine are the old ways And your ways are true blasphemy
6.
Initivm 05:35
Raised by the eternal night Born from darkness of the sky Covering the earth with her black life Coldness covers our blinded eyes Masked with scourge, ruin of all Blinding visions of my fall Endless trail to emptiness Born from the plagued abyss Drifting through the loss of sight This numbness covers my mind Once concealed in eternal realms I witness now my living hell Confined within this treason of life Broken mind in which to reside In which to reside Condemned to writhe eternally In damnation of what I see This is my burden this is my plight Inciting hateful fires of spite Masked with scourge, ruin of all Blinding visions of my fall Once concealed in eternal realms I witness now my living hell Confined within this treason of life Broken mind in which to reside Once concealed in eternal realms I witness now my living hell Confined within this treason of life Broken mind in which to reside Upon the buried tales of woe Behold the incantation of shadows
7.
Raven Dawn 05:39
I must go on I pray for dawn I must go on I pray for dawn Sleep eludes me Yet the visions are clear A raven, dark and sleek Screams its’ message in my ear The door is open I endeavour to step through My mind, awoken The only voice I answer to And yet I pause In fear of what’s to come I’ve lost myself and cannot find A place to dwell within my mind I must go on I pray for dawn Darkness holds me And it will not loose its’ grasp The raven, dark and sleek Stares at me and laughs The door is closing And the light does not shine through My heart, unknowing Seeks the answers I once knew And yet I wait And remember all I’ve done I’ve lost myself and cannot find A place to dwell within my mind I must go on I pray for dawn Pride propels me Ego pushes at my back The raven, dark and sleek Circles and attacks The door, behind me My past self, fades away My soul, ignited As I face the coming day And now I see And embrace what I’ve become I’ve lost myself and cannot find A place to dwell within my mind I must go on
8.
Leaving what was known Through the endless sea What’s on the other side Of my haunting dreams Voices called me through the night With promises of bliss The exit to my life a long desired wish The promise of tomorrow The promise to reach the shores Ancient calls lead to my spiritual home While the ocean roars It shall not end – it shall not end Until we reach the eternal land Floating endlessly through the sea Through the fluidity of dreams A world known only in dreams Not for many to see Spirits for eternal life Where nature is still free The night shade makes the world afraid And there’s no escape Roaming the unknown And navigation gone The promise of tomorrow The promise to reach the shores Ancient calls lead to my spiritual home While the ocean roars It shall not end – it shall not end Until we reach the eternal land Floating endlessly through the sea Through the fluidity of dreams A leap into the dark began Our journey from afar Across the ancient sea prophetic imagery Far beyond our measured time Our souls blind to the other side As I entered these shores of hope And neared the travels end I saw a foreboding omen Of a darkness that descends The promise of tomorrow The promise to reach the shores Ancient calls lead to my spiritual home While the ocean roars It shall not end – it shall not end Until we reach the eternal land Floating endlessly through the sea Through the fluidity of dreams
9.
Farewell 06:28
Everything we know must end Even the brightest light will fade It makes no sense to pretend Things can’t be any other way Don’t shed a tear for me For I’m not gone Don’t lie awake in grief Life continues on With the coming night My truth to tell Ever onwards towards the light This is my farewell Accept your fate and you will see That life though brief is all we have To face death is to be free To fear it is to never truly live Don’t shed a tear for me For I’m not gone Don’t lie awake in grief Life continues on With the coming night My truth to tell Ever onwards towards the light This is my farewell

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This is the 5th album by Doom Metal band Wolf Counsel and the first album that features new singer Con Doyle.
Drums recorded at Iguana Studio, Freiburg, Germany
Bass and vocals recorded at Deshure Studio, Cork, Ireland
Guitars recorded at Miracle Studio, Zurich, Switzerland
Mixed and mastered by Shauny Cads at Last Light Recordings, Dublin, Ireland, February 2022.
Artwork and layout by Roberto Toderico (www.facebook.com/todericoart).

The album "INITIVM" is available as digital download & streaming,
A limited Digipak CD version is available via www.wolfcounsel.net
Running Time approx. 56 minutes

Wolf Counsel is:
Con Doyle – Vocals;
Ralf W. Garcia - Bass/Vocals;
Reto Crola – Drums;
Andreas Reinhart – Guitars;
Ralph Huber – Guitars;

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releases September 30, 2022

Drums recorded at Iguana Studio, Freiburg, Germany
Bass and vocals recorded at Deshure Studio, Cork, Ireland
Guitars recorded at Miracle Studio, Zurich, Switzerland
Mixed and mastered by Shauny Cads at Last Light Recordings, Dublin, Ireland, February 2022.
Artwork and layout by Roberto Toderico (www.facebook.com/todericoart).

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WOLF COUNSEL

Originally a brainchild of the 1990s WOLF COUNSEL finally came into existence in 2014 when two veteran musicians merged their enthusiasm for monumental low-tuned music and a great appreciation of heavy riffs into a new band drawing influences from everything that's HEAVY and SLOW. ... more

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